Vera Cruz

Synopsis: After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz. Ben and Erin find that the stagecoach is transporting US$ 3,000,000.00 in gold hidden below the seat and they scheme to steal it. Along their journey, betrayals and incidents happen changing their initial intentions.
Director(s): Robert Aldrich
Production: United Artists
 
IMDB:
7.1
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
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Year:
1954
94 min
61 Views


Anybody else string with Charlie?

Bravo! It is an honour

to know you, Monsieur Erin.

The honour is mine, Your Excellency.

- Who's he?

- A Juarista... a rebel.

A soldier in the army

of Benito Jurez, seor.

- I am General Ramirez.

- General?

- What's your proposition, General?

- We would like you to join us.

You'd be wasting your talents. These

peasants have no money to pay you.

As Americans, you can appreciate

our fight for independence.

We offer you more than money, seor.

We offer a cause.

How 'bout that, Ben? This here's

our cause expert. Fought for the South.

A brave struggle, seor.

My congratulations.

What for? We lost.

You were sayin'...

the emperor was extremely generous.

I am sorry, seor.

His Excellency is now our prisoner.

- What'd you say?

- The marquis is our prisoner.

So are the rest of you.

Each one of you is a target for 20 of us.

At this range,

even our ancient weapons are effective.

- If it's that easy, what's stoppin' you?

- We're not savages, seor.

We do not kill in cold blood.

But we cannot permit you

to serve with Maximilian.

If you do not surrender

before Pedro finishes his song...

Better make it a long one, Pedro,

cos you ain't ever gonna play another!

Hold it!

Get those children outta here.

Yeah, sure... Always did like kids.

How about you, General?

Certainly.

Donnegan! Pittsburgh!

Get those kids inside.

Come on, kids.

Hurry up! Pronto!

All right, Joe!

The two inside will not stop us.

Nor will 200.

No, but they can stop a lot of kids

from growin' up, amigo.

- Donnegan!

- Just say the word, Joe!

You want those kids to live,

get your men up that hill.

We'll leave then, not before.

Wars are not won by killing children.

Hasta la vista, seores.

I give you my word we will meet again.

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Roland Kibbee

Roland Kibbee (15 February 1914 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania – 5 August 1984 in Encino, California) was an American screenwriter and producer. more…

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